This Floating Life

read any good books lately?

D. Avery @Shift&Shake, has written a fabulous post on Marcia Meara’s blog about the many poets in our community that support writing and poetry. There is also a book review of “A Floating Life; the Adventures of Li Po,” by Simon Elegant that you will not want to miss. Please stop and say Hi to D. and Marcia. ❤

The Write Stuff

2383793_9b0ef8a2.jpgIf you haven’t stopped by the Annecdotist’s blog lately you should. In addition to thoughtfully thorough book reviews, Anne Goodwin will also treat you to her thinking on matters related to writing, recently on how to deal with “writerly disappointments”, to, as she says, “feel the disappointment without wallowing in despair”. Anne notes in this post that the cure for disappointment is success and says that, “alongside mourning lost dreams, a writer must work to celebrate any success, however small”. She has promised a post on celebrating success and I am looking forward to it; the discussion has already begun in her comments. Initially I’m thinking it might be a greater challenge for most to celebrate our own successes than to admit our failures even. Writers have to balance the seesaw of setbacks and successes, walk the beam between self-indulgence and self-promotion, all the…

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